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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills

21st Century Learning<p>Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.<p>A …

Dawkins’ Unholy Trinity: Incoherency, Hypocrisy and Bigotry

<b>Earlier this month,</b> the BBC interviewed E.O. Wilson (a highly reputable emeritus Professor of Entomology at Harvard University) asking him about his …

20 nifty tricks to argue like a charlatan

For scientists, skeptics, debaters, or indeed anyone who values useful information over shrill soundbites, there is little more infuriating then …

The voice of atheism since 1881 » Ofsted blasted over Jewish school report

<b>Teaching at Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ School in London excludes human evolution, sex education and the use of the Internet and social media.</b><p>But, …

Atheist Billboard: “Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas is to Skip Church; I’m Too Old for Fairy Tales”

A group called American Atheists is spending their hard-earned money on a billboard campaign this Christmas season featuring a little girl writing a …

Bill O’Reilly had a psychotherapist diagnose “sadistic” atheists

Stop incorrectly using mental health professionals on cable news<p>On Tuesday's edition of "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly addressed the War on Christmas, a strangely anachronistic conservative cause that takes issue with people who try to "diminish the celebration of Jesus' birthday."<p>A group …

Sorry Ken Ham but the government is not allowed to endorse your beliefs

December 3, 2014 by Dan Arel<p>Ken Ham is mad again. Go figure.<p>According to his blog a city playground in Delaware had put up a Noah’s Ark themed …

A War on Reason, Not on Christmas

With the same predictability and inevitability of a House vote to abolish Obamacare, Bill O'Reilly yet again has declared his false war on the faux war on Christmas. He has little new to add to his odd diatribe. Even his graphics are tired; the same old poorly drawn tree this time has a few more …

Atheist Billboard in Milwaukee Draws Ire

A billboard standing alongside a Wisconsin highway has gotten motorists talking.<p>On the billboard by I-94 in Milwaukee, a young girl making a …

Is the traditional nativity play worth saving?

As growing numbers of schools drop this festive staple, Victoria Lambert and Toby Young argue for and against it<p><b>YES, says Victoria Lambert</b><p>December 14, 1972, rural Somerset, and 30 small children are crammed into a freezing sacristy, wearing an assortment of tea towels and curtains. Some have beards …

Atheist Group Files Legal Complaint Against Georgia School District for Allegedly Promoting Christianity, Prayer

The American Humanist Association filed a legal complaint Monday against Hall County Schools in Gainesville, Georgia, for allegedly promoting …

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Georgia city votes to ban mosque but allow churches

A small Georgia city has voted to ban an Islamic group from renting a retail space to open a temporary mosque in the city, even after the landlord …

The Frontiers of Secularism

Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is the author of <i>Living the Secular</i> …

Thomas Jefferson vs. the Bible: What America’s founding father really thought about religion

Our third president had famously complicated attitudes about Christianity. But just how conflicted was his?<p>American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, who authored the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States, also took a pair of scissors to the Bible, …

Atheists Launch “Skip Church” Christmas Billboards in the Bible Belt

This Christmas season atheists are taking the Left’s “War on Christmas” to new heights. Literally.<p>According to the American Atheists website, the …

Las Vegas PD Making Progress, Police Shootings in Las Vegas Down to .86 Per Month

According to the <i>Las Vegas Review Journal</i>, a six-month update by the Department of Justice’s COPS office found that the monthly rate of officer …

Reason: Your kids should be watching South Park

Actually, I forbade my son from watching <i>South Park</i> when it first came on the air because of the content. I only became a fan of the show <i>after</i> his …